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Poster: DeadDave50 Date: Jul 18, 2007 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Who needs hi speed cable??Now its super speed

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - She is a latecomer to the information superhighway, but 75-year-old Sigbritt Lothberg is now cruising the Internet with a dizzying speed.

Lothberg's 40 gigabits-per-second fiber-optic connection in Karlstad is believed to be the fastest residential uplink in the world, Karlstad city officials said.

In less than 2 seconds, Lothberg can download a full-length movie on her home computer —many thousand times faster than most residential connections, said Hafsteinn Jonsson, head of the Karlstad city network unit.
The speed is reached using a new modulation technique that allows the sending of data between two routers placed up to 1,240 miles apart, without any transponders in between, Jonsson said.

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Jul 18, 2007 1:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Who needs hi speed cable??Now its super speed

Whenever you see the robots with this speed, friggin run for the roses -- they could possibly zap a crack in your asses faster than a speeding bullet.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jul 18, 2007 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Who needs hi speed cable??Now its super speed

Beam me up, indeedee!

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Poster: daliguana Date: Jul 18, 2007 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Who needs hi speed cable??Now its super speed

I saw a program about this on PBS a couple of months ago. We (the American public) actually paid for this service long ago. Fiber optic lines (like the ones they have in Europe) were to have been put into place with this money. Somehow, the cable companies were able to put a stop to it. So, now, they can dole out the speed whenever they feel it is most profitable to them. I wish I could remember the show, I think it may have been a Frontline show. Nerds, start your (search) engines!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 18, 2007 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Who needs hi speed cable??Now its super speed

40 gigs a second? Be afraid, be very afraid.

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Poster: patkelley Date: Jul 18, 2007 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Who needs hi speed cable??Now its super speed

That's how fast my brain processes information.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 18, 2007 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Who needs hi speed cable??Now its super speed

Hmmmm my DSL must have haerd this one and is off sulking . . . currently running at 30.9 kbs . . .gonna take awhile